The Royal Herbert Pavilions, SE18

The Royal Herbert Pavilions, SE18

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Parkview Homes
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4.50
Facilities
4.75
Design
3.25
Location
3.25
Value
4.00
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The Royal Herbert Pavilions was built in 1865 as a hospital. It wasn’t reconstructed into luxury apartments until 1990 by a developer with specialist experience in historical site restoration. It is comprised of 228 apartments, the development also offers a lounge/bar converted from a vaulted brick cellar, a heated swimming pool with spa, solarium and gym.

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We have a wonderful community spirit among residents, a public access website with our secure residents only area.

Review Date Oct 2018

The Herbert Hospital in SE London (1865-1977) was initially built with input from Florence Nightingale for injured veterans returning from the Crimean War.
Queen Victoria visited in 1900 giving each patient a posy of flowers from her royal gardens, she was so impressed with the hospital she bestowed upon it a Royal title – The Royal Herbert Hospital.
The hospital closed in 1977 and for a time become derelict until it was purchased and developed into about 240 modern luxury apartments yet maintaining the traditional grade 2 listed exterior and renamed The Royal Herbert Pavilions.
We are so fortunate to live in such a magnificent building set in acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, with a concierge service, plus our own leisure club with residents: Bar, Gymnasium, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam Room, and Tennis Court.
We have a wonderful community spirit among residents, a public access website with our secure residents only area. And we have our own private residents Facebook Group.

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Just a couple of miles up the road from Blackheath and Greenwich, and a short bus ride to the stations, Eltham, Blackheath, North Greenwich, Woolwich Arsenal, and the soon to be opened Woolwich Crossrail.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

Service charges and Leisure Club Fees.

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Fresh air with a view of London

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Review Date Apr 2020

the gym and pool facilities are amazing, very well designed and well kept by pleasant staff. Although the pool and jacuzzi seem to be closed freuqently for various reasons. The corridors are also very nicely kept and designed. I never acrually got to use the cinema as it was always fully booked but it looks amazing.

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Great sense of community at times, kept very clean. Balcony restrictions are quite stern, some parcel thieves about, and not well connected to central london. Don’t know why they run reduced carriages on DLR when its always packed.

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i wish i would have know the crossrail would be delayed so long

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

fully robbed me of my 1400 deposit, never again. charged me for issues that were there when i moved in. sure they have a partnership with a cleaning company too to get fake invoices from. I paid £300 for a clean and they charged me to have it cleaned again afterwards

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Scenic property and grounds, a bit far out

Review Date Nov 2018

You cannot deny the beauty of The Royal Herbert Pavilions. The outside and inside of the apartments are 10/10. Modern but tarditional at the same time, and with excellent leisure facilities.

A drawback for me is how far out the development is from any tube links, but I guess that’s the flip side of being in the middle of greenery and with that added peace and quiet you wouldn’t get from being somewhere more centtral.

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A stunning period property set in idyllic grounds

Review Date Nov 2018

Once upon a time, the Royal Herbert Pavilions was the Royal Herbert Hospital, a majestic building that was built in 1865 to treat wounded military personnel. It was originally designed with the help of none other than Florence Nightingale. The hospital closed back in 1977 and was set for demolition, but a Grade II listing saved the place and, in 1995, it reopened as a collection of luxury apartments that have been highly sought-after ever since.

The converted apartments have retained much of the site’s traditional character, and flaunt high ceilings and sash windows. Floorplans cover one, two and three bedrooms. The décor will vary in these long-established homes, but all residents enjoy views of the immaculately tended grounds surrounding the property – there are acres of gardens and parkland here, ripe for jogging and gentle strolls.

The Royal Herbert Pavilions has its own private health club, with a large swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam rooms. Other facilities to shout about include a concierge, space for parking, tennis courts and an authentic lounge bar converted from a vaulted brick cellar.

Professionals will appreciate the fact the development is less than a 15-minute drive from a trio of stations – Woolwich Arsenal DLR, Blackheath and North Greenwich, so commuting into the capital is easy. Those without cars can make use of reliable bus links to each. Families, meanwhile, will find the performance stats for local schools like Christ Church Primary and Greenwich Free School pleasing. And residents of all ages and backgrounds are sure to fall for the area’s cosy pubs, quaint cafés and generous pockets of green space.

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